Monday, Monday, back to school tomorrow. My alarm clock has not seen 5:42am for almost 2weeks. But tomorrow it is back to reality. Christmas Break will be over. Hold on I need to get a tissue…..sniff, sniff!
I have really relaxed this break. It was so needed! I got to enjoy lots of my favorite R words;
relax, refresh, renew, revive, reminisce, restore, and recharge.
Watched some movies, including The Three Stooges, and the classic The Sound of Music, played Bananagrams with The Inventor (not sure if she is that good, or I am that bad!), played ping pong with SportTman, got addicted to Twitter, exercised some, went out to breakfast with Drums, started reading Sarah Palin’s book “Going Rogue”, watched more movies, and ate lots of junk food!
Yes it has been good, and a constant reminder to me to find time to relax and recharge. It’s a crazy life we live, but it’s also important to simplify things, keep the priorities the main things and enjoy being a family! My kids are embarking on those rocky teen years, and so far I really like them. But I never want to loose the focus of family time TOGETHER! Christmas break gave us all just that…TIME TOGETHER.
So tomorrow at 5:42am, as I struggle out of bed, into a cold house and make a beeline for my coffeemaker…….a small smile will envelop my face as I reflect on such a WONDERFUL vacation!!
Here are a few pictures from vacation………
My kitchen table, this is how it looked during SportTman’s 15th birthday party air soft gun party.
Me…after the party! Trying to look like the cool, air soft gun shooting mom that I have become! 🙂
Our summer Fresh Air Fund young man got to come and enjoy Christmas break with us. He lives in the Bronx and Greyhound brought him to us for a week. He even got to come to our school with SportTman for a day!
Here are he and SportTman enjoying spaghetti in our basement! And The Inventor with Sir Isaac ( that will be his blog name) out in the snow, after a fun snow ball battle!